Who Am I?

Well, inquisitive reader, let me answer. I am a wife, a mom and I have chronic bad hair. I like made uppy words and Unnecessary Capitalization. If you know who the guy in the bottom right picture is, you're probably my best friend. Also, I own several Edward dolls which I write about HERE. No, I don't use drugs. By the way, if your love canned tomatoes, visit my stash HERE.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day Five: NaNoWriMo and South Beach Diet

Man.  Today is a wicked awesome day.  For several reasons.  You're dying to know why, aren't you?  Of course you are!

Ok, so NaNoWriMo:  I did an unplug today with my dear friend, Marisa, whom I want to heap accolades and gratitudes to for talking me down from my mental ledge yesterday.  I've been writing blather and nonsense in a novel form, feeling horrendously inadequate, questioning every life choice I'd made, wanting to quit already.  It's so amazingly wonderful to have someone there who completely understands the desperation and frustration and all kinds of tions you go through whilst writing.

Also, for the uninformed, an unplug is where you don't play on Facebook or answer emails or paint your toenails, you just sit and write for an hour.  And probably will be the reason I have any sort of success in this whole writing bizness.

Also, two majorly huge humongously awesome things happened today whilst unplugging.

1.  I figured out the name of my book.  May I introduce you to a little novel called PARASOMNIA?  Yes, I'm beaming with pride.  It's like holding my first born.  Except this one doesn't poop on me.  Also, if anyone uses my name for their book, I might have to find you and cut you.

2.  I figured out the ending of my book.  Woot!!  Seriously, that was why I was on that mental ledge yesterday, pulling my hair and eyelashes out, throwing my hands up to the sky in a plea for strokes of brilliance or at least something decent like.  So now, all these words are going somewhere.  Writing a book, at least for me, is like trying to decipher what shape an object is in the dark.  I know it's there, I just can't figure out what it is.  And then slowly, slowly it's like ohhhh this is a square.  Or something.  Also, I just know all your dirty minds out there have taken these past few sentences and tweaked them to your base and wicked means.

South Beach:  Nothing to report, other than I sifted through about eleventy hundred pieces of Halloween candy for something to put in my kids' lunch boxes and escaped the incident with nary a piece of sweet chocolate and peanut butter in my mouth.  Phew.  It was a close call.

We're here to the weekend, which I foresee as being a hard time for me and the Hubs.  We're getting munchies and cravings and just in general want to stuff our faces with something normal.  Like bread.  We must stay the course.  We must plan our meals and snacks.  We must go to the library because we need new books.  Or wait, that's just me.

I hope you have a very very happy Friday.

5 comments:

Marisa Hopkins said...

VERY AWESOME TITLE! Seriously, I would buy a book called Parasomnia. Totes.

Also - "if anyone uses my name for their book, I might have to find you and cut you." - Ahahahahahaha, I ROFLMAO'd for realz. My pets were freaked. But my 3yo enjoyed watching me ROFLMAO so it's all good.

Lastly, I fully expect to be thanked for my awesomeness in the acknowledgments of PARASOMNIA. And you, of course, will be thanked in the acknowledgments of my book for your awesomeness. Just so you know.

rebecca said...

Oh my goodness!! You are so my hero for writing this awesomeness! Love the title, love it!! The only thing that keeps me from worshiping you (which would be all kinds of wrong) for having the focus to write this novel, is that I know how to wear lipstick. <3 <3 <3

From Tracie said...

That title...ROCKS MY FACE OFF!! I can totally see it sitting there on the shelf calling me to pick it up with it's awesomeness.

Spend the whole day at the library--no munchies that way. You will make it through the weekend.

Lori Gail said...

Hi Neighbor! :) So happy to hear about your updates on your book!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!! And don't worry about South Beach - you can do it!

Andrea @ The Creative Junkie said...

Can I just say how freaking jealous I am of you? I don't have enough confidence to even start writing a book. I don't know that I'll ever feel ... worthy enough? I don't know how to explain it.

So proud of you! Just know you've got a fan out in New York cheering you on!

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